Dorothy Bradley

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Dorothy Bradley
Member of the Montana House of Representatives
In office
January 1985 – January 1993
In office
January 1971 – January 1979
Personal details
Born (1947-02-24) February 24, 1947 (age 70)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education Colorado College (BA)
American University (JD)

Dorothy Maynard Bradley (born February 24, 1947) is an American former politician from Montana.[1] She was elected to eight terms in the Montana House of Representatives, serving from 1971 to 1978 and 1985 to 1992.[2] She ran for Congress in 1978, but lost in the primary to Pat Williams.[3] When incumbent Governor of Montana Stan Stephens declined to seek re-election in 1992, Bradley ran to succeed him. She won a close and competitive Democratic primary against Mike McGrath and Frank B. Morrison, Jr., and advanced to the general election, where she faced State Attorney General Marc Racicot. Ultimately, Bradley was narrowly defeated by Racicot.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1947,[4] she attended law school in Washington DC and worked for the state water court. She also briefly taught at a small rural school next to the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, was the Director of the Montana State University Water Center, and was the District Court Administrator and staff for the Gallatin County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for seven years. She joined the American Prairie Foundation National Council in 2008.[5][6]

Bradley now lives in Clyde Park, Montana.


Party political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Judge
Democratic nominee for Governor of Montana
Succeeded by
Judy Jacobson